Adult Creative Workshops

 


PAINTED PATINA METAL EARRINGS WITH DIANE ENGER

Join Diane Enger for an evening of creating and learning the basics of painted patina metal earrings.  We will start with sheet copper and end up with 2-3 pairs of earrings.  You will learn to design and cut copper sheet, then finish it and punch holes in the metal so it is ready to be painted.  We will be using a metal paint to create a patina on your copper pieces and then sealing these metal pieces.   A variety of beads and wire components will be used to finish up the design – then add ear wires and the result is one of a kind!.  Choosing colors and creating your own designs, you will make one or more pairs of earrings.

Monday, November 27.  5:15- 7:15 PM  
$20 BAC Members/ $25 Non-Members.
+Materials Fee:  $10.  Includes copper, paints, components and ear wires.

 


ENGRAVING FUSED DICHROIC GLASS PENDANTS

In this class we will review the fusing process and learn the adaptations that need to be made to this process to produce these pendants   We will be learning how to draw a design in the glass using an engraver.  Drawing ability is not necessary as there are a couple of different ways we get around this. It is an easy process to learn and has a variety of possibilities.  We will make 3 pendants.  These make great presents.

Thursday, November 30.  5:15- 7:15 PM  
$20 BAC Members/ $25 Non-Members.
+ $15 Materials Fee; includes glass and bails


STAINED GLASS FOR BEGINNERS WITH DAN HOYLE    

Thirty-five years ago, Dan Hoyle took a beginner’s class in stained glass through Western Piedmont Community College and he has been working and experimenting in the medium ever since. Within a year, he was making small and large light-catchers, panels, and lamps. He has made hundreds of items over the years, including mosaic pieces, kaleidoscopes, re-purposed pieces, cabinet doors, and three-dimensional pieces. Dan lives in Valdese and is a retired Burke County Public Schools principal. He will come out of retirement to teach this series of classes.  Called a “beginner’s class”, but is open to anyone having experience in this type glass work.  Stay tuned for new classes to be announced.